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NR 220
Methods in Fish Biology


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 60

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:40    Lab Hours:20


Description
Discuss the basic physiological, anatomical, and behavioral characteristics of a variety of fish species. Focus on theoretical aspects of physiology, phylogeny, ecology. Hands on lab experience with fish taxonomy, anatomy and research methods. Collegiate reading skills, technical vocabulary, and vocational writing in standard technical formats will be studied and practiced.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Identify and describe basic fish anatomical features and physiology.
  • Identify local fish species.
  • Explain and demonstrate commonly used fish research methods.
  • Describe the relationship between fish structure and function.
  • Hand-write legible field reports.
  • Write lab reports in standard format.
  • Summarize essential concepts in fish biology.
  • Demonstrate understanding and use technical vocabulary.
  • Write clear, correct, and persuasive reports on topics related to the field of fish biology.

  • Course Topics
  • History and classification of fish
  • Scales, fins and skeletal
  • Circulation and gills
  • Saltwater vs. freshwater
  • Nutrition and food
  • Reproduction
  • Lifecycles
  • Threatened and engangered species
  • Local fishes
  • Migration
  • Anestetics
  • Lentic vs. lotic fish sampling
  • Ecology of fishes

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    NR 220
    Spring 2013
    1335
    Melissa Holecek


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
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    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.